You can take advantage of a variety of services that the University of Washington offers. Some of these services include free or discounted software through UWare, Web Publishing Services and UDrive File Storage.
UDrive File Storage
UW has many general access and departmental computer labs. In particular, UW-IT has partnered with the UW Libraries to house the largest general access computing space on campus at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. For more information about computer labs on campus, please select the link below.
Internet & Wireless
What would you do without the internet? UW-IT has guidance on how to connect to the internet on campus or at your UW residence hall. To learn more, please select from the links below.
Using Wireless at the UW
Using Your Computer in UW Housing
UW allows you to choose from different e-mail providers. For information regarding your e-mail options or how to change your e-mail forwarding service, please select from the links below.
Changing E-mail Forwarding
Troubleshooting computer problems is a difficult subject to master because so much of it depends on what, specifically, is happening to the computer. However, there are strategies that are effective for general, first-step troubleshooting. If you get stuck, the Computer Vet service, offered to current UW student, staff and faculty will assist with free, in-person troubleshooting.
Computer Vet Details
Computer Management and Security
Keeping your computer up-to-date and protected can be a daunting task. UW-IT offers free anti-virus software and tips to ensure safe and secure computing.
Safe and Secure Computing
Protecting Your Computer From Viruses
Windows 7 & 8 Operating Systems
Interested in learning about Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems? Microsoft offers support articles on Windows basics that will help any user understand how to successfully run Windows 7. If you are transitioning to Windows 8, Microsoft also offers articles and video tutorials to demonstrate its new features.
Microsoft Support for Windows 7
Microsoft Support for Windows 8
Mac Operating System
Thinking about switching to a Mac? Or are you just unfamiliar with Mac OS? Apple offers online support through articles and video tutorials on a wide array of topics to aid you with learning their operating system. You may also find support manuals and tutorials on other Apple products.
Mac OS Support Articles
Mac OS Support Tutorial Videos
General Apple Support for other Apple Products